In Germany, around 4.1 million smart TV sets were sold in the first nine months of 2020 – almost 14% more than in the same period of the previous year (3.6 million).
The Roku Channel is leveraging Amagi to add 30+ live and linear channels, including PeopleTV, MGM, Tastemade and Yahoo Finance.
SPI/FilmBox announced that their new ad-based digital channel Filmstream makes its worldwide debut with a launch on Samsung TV Plus in the UK.
With the start of the countdown toward the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 scheduled for 2021, the Olympic Channel has announced its summer programming line-up highlighted by a Great Olympic Moments streaming channel,
MediaMelon, a US company focussing on online streaming video intelligence and automated experience improvement, has formed a partnership with Nowtilus, a German provider of AI-driven video personalisation services.
German family channel Bibel TV now also offers its streaming service Yesflix as an app for Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV.
ARTE has set up a new multimedia service based on the HbbTV standard.
Despite the Corona crisis, 2.7 million TV sets were sold in Germany between January and May 2020, slightly more than in the first five months of the previous year (2.65 million), according to GfK Retail & Technology.
German broadcaster Tele 5 has launched a new TV app: With 5flix, movies, series, original productions and other programmes can be watched online via smart TVs, smartphones, tablets and browsers.
WDR, the regional affiliate of German public broadcaster ARD serving federal state North Rhine-Westphalia, has launched a smart TV app for children.